Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Yesterday as I was watching tv I saw something that really impacted my life. I was flipping through and turned it onto MTV. I know, I know, MTV and life impacting? Pimp my Ride didn't speak to me, nor Sweet 16. MTV was showing a "Diary of the Clinton Foundation." It chronicled Bill Clinton's and another man's experience in Rwanda, trying to raise awareness for the genocide going on in the Darfur region. It was meant mainly for the awefulness of genocide, and it showed how people's lives were affected. But what struck me was the extreme, extreme poverty that these people lived in. For instance, in one hospital there were only 60 beds with over 1000 people that needed hospital treatment. At the same hospital there was no running water, so they could not wash there hands after surgery, or even clean the building. It broke my heart. Often as Christians we seem to only care about saving people from hell, but we need to wake up to the fact that there are people living in hell on earth right now (I recomend going to Rob Bell's website and listening to his sermon on hell). As Christians I believe our job is to bring the Kingdom of God to people who have no hope right now! The MTV show called for political action from the UN. Well, that's good and all, but I do not believe that the UN will do anything. I believe that the solution is Christians working together in an ecumenical movement to bring the Kingdom where it has not been reached. The Kingdom of God is more than just fire insurance, and more than just a relief agency. Rick Warren is attempting to do this, and I applaud him, and hopefully will get to join the cause.

On a personal note, please pray for my Dad as he travels to Oklahoma, and my Grandma as she faces heart surgery tomorrow.

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